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  • The Sky High Aero Tow - September 9-12, 2021 - Muncy, PA

    The 2021 Sky High Aero Tow
    September 9-12, 2021
    Williamsport / Muncy, Pennsylvania


    Join ScaleSoaring.com and our host Mark Eisele for another scale soaring weekend in beautiful Central PA.

    This private site in Muncy Hills offers spectacular views, well-maintained grass runway, and tons of blue-sky thermal soaring! Multiple tow planes capable of towing sailplanes up to 10-meter wing spans. E-sailplanes welcome. Fly anything you like in the evenings. Fly until dark each day!


    REGISTRATION: https://www.scalesoaring.com/sky-high-aerotow This is an AMA-sanctioned event.

    Sailplane flyers = $20 per day, $60 for the entire 4-day event. Tow pilots = $40 for all 4 days. All proceeds benefit the Sky High field fund.

    LOCATION: High Acre Lane Intersection of County Line Road and High Acre Lane, Muncy PA 17756. Ample area for large camper or tent camping on site, no hook-ups. Please enter and travel on High Acre Lane past the white farmhouse to your right VERY SLOWLY! Overnight plane storage usually available in the main barn.

    Lots of hotels and evening restaurant options in nearby Williamsport.

    As the promotional flyer says, no lunch due to COVID.

    A great host, a beautiful site and always a fun event. We hope to see you there.

    Steve


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    Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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    Two things…

    Register for Windy Ridge https://www.scalesoaring.com/windy-ridge-registration

    Then while you’re on the site…

    Register for Sky High https://www.scalesoaring.com/sky-high-aerotow
    Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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    • #3
      Is this heaven? No! It's Sky High. Much better.

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      Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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      • #4
        Updated the flyer above. We lost our food truck. Will advise if this is a BYO food event like others have been this year. We will have waters and soft drinks on site, but please be sure to pack plenty of your own favorites.

        Registration is important so we know the size of the group.

        Register here --- https://www.scalesoaring.com/sky-high-aerotow

        Thanks!
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        Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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        • #5
          FYI, some of us will be arriving Wednesday afternoon or early evening to set-up camp etc. PortaPots are to be delivered Tuesday or Wednesday morning so we should be all set.


          Bill reminded me how important it is to attend this event... someone "could" win a Lamborghini!

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          But likely not
          Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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          • #6
            FYI. Angie was booked for some very large, lucrative events so we are back to BYO lunch! We will have soft drinks and sodas available throughout.
            Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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            • #7
              How is the ground doing there with all the rain? Looks like we get remnants of Ida later this week. It has been a wet summer.

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              • Steve P
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                Sky High drains well. This week poses no issues.

            • #8
              If you want to practice some GPS triangles laps, here is the cup that I created for the event where you can upload the task from

              https://www.en.gps-triangle-league.n...=22&fld_id=215
              Stéphane
              Horizon Hobby Team Member

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              • Sinkhappens86
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                Thanks Stephane

            • #9
              Thursday threw us some curveballs. The “partly cloudy” meant the whole morning part was cloudy. :-)

              We did start towing around 10, first getting about 600 feet high, then a little bit more toward one thousand, and finally higher but sometimes in and out of some spectacular clouds. Made for serious “pucker”, moments. Tim may still be feeling it. Noon until 4 o’clock was just fine. About 4:15 a line of thunderstorms came though and did a rinse cycle until just before 5 when we started flying again and doing some stupidity.

              Friday, Saturday and Sunday look true to forecast, perhaps a bit cooler the first two days, hotter of Sunday.

              Here are a few snaps from the morning …
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              Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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              • #10
                We had a little treat for the first day arrivals.

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                • #11
                  Happy Friday!

                  Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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                  • #12
                    Lunch became a big priority today. That led to many sleepy pilots.

                    Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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                    • #13
                      Home safe and totally exhausted. Thanks to Steve for setting this up. Thanks as always to the tow pilots for loaning us their skills. Not much lift but lots of flights, lots of fun, and lots of friends. Let’s do it again!!!!!

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                      • #14
                        Thanks to all who came out to Mark's little slice of heaven! The days go by quickly!

                        Speaking of that, there was talk of doing a combo of two -- spring (early June?) + fall (same Sept timing) -- events in 2022. Would appreciate feedback if the community would support that approach?

                        Without Jeff Duhaime to make us look good in photos, we took it upon ourselves. Here are a few I borrowed from the web... Please share more! Again, thanks for making it a fun weekend.

                        Looking west...
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                        Looking east....
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                        Around the field....
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                        It truly is a beautiful location...
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                        At night the Pawnees go into the barn and huddle for warmth....
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                        In the morning - ready to tow!


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                        • #15
                          Paul Naton's Flicker album.

                          https://www.flickr.com/photos/pnaton...h/51466549764/

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